The deployment of the CSR policy needs the company’s key functional teams to work together and involves the creation of group-wide management structures.

An adapted organisational structure

The department in charge of CSR, known as “The Business Transformation and CSR Department” reports directly to Senior Management. It primary goal is to promote the Group’s services and accelerate the inclusion of sustainable development issues in the operational projects in which Egis plays a role.

Implementation within each Business Unit (BU)

This CSR department works with correspondents in each BU. Depending on the size of the business unit, these correspondents are managers and/or coordinators. They make sure that sustainable development issues are taken into account in the BU’s development policy, as well as suggesting strategic objectives and managing the process. Regular meetings are held throughout the year so that best practices can be shared, issues can be addressed and work can be undertaken together on the Egis Sustainable Development action plan. Some business lines have sub-networks to help facilitate deployment, either by region or by business activity.

Meetings throughout the year

At the rate of 4 or 5 meetings per year, the network meets to discuss, inform each other, and share good practices or dilemmas. Once a year, a seminar at the group’s headquarters is a chance for the network to come together, as well as a certain number of key players identified for their contributions to sustainable development. This annual event is an opportunity to take stock of the past year and prepare for the following year in the best conditions. What better to unite and engage the forces of the group?

Every year Egis invites a key spokesperson to its annual seminar ; to find out more

Cross-disciplinary networks

At the same time, sustainable development is integrated into all of the internal networks that deal with cross-disciplinary topics, such as the environment, the transport economy, the water sector, smart forms of transport, adaptation to climate change, energy efficiency, etc.

Materiality assessment

In order to be a responsible company and sustainably contribute to SDGs, Egis refines its strategy through consistent and constructive dialogue with its stakeholders. In 2011, the Group conducted a materiality assessment and Egis has since conducted assessments of CSR risks and opportunities with both internal and external stakeholders. Emphasis has been placed on the major areas linked to our activities, with a cautious approach used regarding the main trends in the economic, social and societal spheres. The fight against climate change has been at the highest levels of Egis’ strategy, ever since the launch of the “Imagine” company project in 2018. This priority was again put to the forefront in 2021 through the new company project “IMPACT THE FUTURE”.

 

The materiality assessment is generally conducted using the following four principles:

  1. Identifying and recording the relevant SD issues using information obtained from our internal and external stakeholders so their expectations can be analysed,
  2. Ranking the issues using an analysis of the risks and opportunities,
  3. Approval of priorities by senior management,
  4. Creating SD objectives which are integrated into all management processes in the Company.

Participating external stakeholders in this process are:

  • Our majority shareholder: La Caisse des Dépôts,
  • Our clients,
  • The members of the Board of Directors,
  • Our Steering Committee made up of external figures within our professional ecosystem and CSR specialists. This committee of stakeholders has a dual objective: sharing a prospective vision in terms of the sustainable development of our regions and challenging our solutions/actions so they can best correspond to the needs and expectations of society,
  • Our local and professional ecosystem (in order to be attentive to our regions and markets, and strengthen our actions and ways of thinking).

 

Participating internal stakeholders who highlight our CSR matters are:

  • The Group’s partner executive shareholders: Iosis Partenaires,
  • The Directors of the Business Units and their Management Committees,
  • The leaders of the Performance Management System process,
  • The many networks (technical, innovation and sustainable development) that participate in advancing our methodologies and detecting weak signals related to our activities and regulations,
  • The New Bees team, which is a group of young employees who are considered a strong source of suggestions for senior management to bring about dynamic change,
  • Employee representatives (the Social and Economic Committee in France).

 

Consultation with stakeholders is conducted using the following process:

Caisse des dépôts

Mode of consultation

Frequency

  • Board of Directors and Strategic Committee
  • Egis also participates in Caisse des Dépôts’ CSR working groups
  • Regular dialogue
Clients

Mode of consultation

Frequency

  • Satisfaction surveys at the end of projects
  • Organisation of meetings with major clients by management bodies
  • Moderately
Board of Directors

Mode of consultation

Frequency

  • Reports, meetings, collecting feedback
  • Twice per year
Steering Committee

Mode of consultation

Frequency

  • The Committee, which meets twice per year, is asked to comment on our CSR ambitions and actions. Our solutions and innovations are also discussed during the meetings
  • Twice per year
Local and professional ecosystem

Mode of consultation

Frequency

  • Egis participates in a number of activity-specific working groups and is also actively involved in the Syntec Ingénierie federation and the C3D association
  • Egis is a signatory to the climate engineering charter (Syntec Ingénierie)
  • Martine Jauroyon, our Chief Transformation and Sustainability Officer and member of the Executive Committee, is a member of Syntec Ingénierie’s Board of Directors. She is a contact person for climate-related matters on the CSR-SD Commission.
  • Nathalie Auffret-Guillen is a representative on Syntec Ingénierie’s Circle of Climate Reference Officers. She leads the Climate Strategy group at the C3D association and is also an Egis correspondent at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Climate Energy Club.
  • Moderately
The Group’s partner executive shareholders

Mode of consultation

Frequency

  • Working groups
  • Questionnaires on relevant Group matters
  • Moderately
Directors of Business Units

Mode of consultation

Frequency

  • Assessment of risks and opportunities
  • Once per year
Technical, innovation and sustainable development networks

Mode of consultation

Frequency

  • Working groups and seminars
  • Once per quarter
Employee representatives

Mode of consultation

Frequency

  • Social dialogue
  • Consistent and variable according to country

 

 

 

 

A summary of the viewpoints is made available at the corporate level by the Group’s Risk and Performance Department and the Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development Department. The internal and external stakeholders generally have similar visions on the sustainable development matters. Issues related to governance, communities and local development are often less material than those related to workplace interactions and conditions, fair practices, the technical quality of our services and the environment.

 

Six issues have been identified as crucial thanks to our risk analysis, which allows us to rank them based on our activities:

  • Protecting the environment, fighting against climate change and joining in the creation of a decarbonised world,
  • Ethics and business integrity,
  • Customer satisfaction,
  • Technical excellence (in particular, the need to address matters related to the digital and climate revolution, and our ability to create innovative solutions),
  • Health and safety at work,
  • Data protection (of both our employees and our clients).

 

All these priority areas, which have been approved by the Executive Committee, contribute to the creation of our SD objectives for the 2021-2026 period. They have been recorded in our NFPS.